I picked up an older G5 with a PowerPC for software testing. Its not booting, and I am experiencing the issues described at 3 Beep on Powermac G5 on the Apple Forums. Unfortunately, the links provided for support articles were broken by Apple's webmaster. For example, this was cited at least 5 times, and it appears to be the canonical reference for this issue on the G5:

Now, here's the best part. On the new support site, there is no search box. So it appears I can't even search for it based on the previous article number.

How do I reference previous support articles on the redesigned site?


There's always archive.org's Wayback Machine. Of course, the archive doesn't necessarily have a copy the site or page you're looking for, and sometimes images and other resources are not available, but it's worth a shot.

In this case, it looks like you're in luck!

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I'm with you, though -- Apple's support content not as well preserved as it ought to be.


If you are lost on the Apple support globe and its new appearance and older forum links are leading to nowhere, the wayback machine may be helpful:

About the Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) diagnostic LEDs

This support article doesn't mention beeps but only flashes and colors.

BTW the Apple support site still features searches:

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The result is not very helpful though, despite the fact that the article is still available in the archive. I haven't been able to find it in the 100 listed results.

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